OH what tangled webs we weave....  

rm_morefutility 37F
249 posts
1/3/2006 3:56 pm

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OH what tangled webs we weave....

Well all tis the season. I hope that everyone’s New Year was enjoyable and that no one woke up with suspicious bruises. I recently had the privilege, owing to the button pushing abilities of my one year old, of watching on of the more popular music channels. Is it just me or is the music of the last decade or so only a response to what came before? New music, from what I have seen, seems to be a stout reaction to cleanliness and daylight. Mind you now, that I am talking about what is considered rock music for the day. I find the more that I am confronted with these violent diatribes on unrequited love or the fact that ones Goth tattoo didn’t turn out as planned, makes me all the more willing to retreat to the comforting tones of the 70’s, though that is not to say that those songs were with out malice. Anyone who has heard the song “Timothy” by the Bouys can attest to that. I have my leisure so of course I can make my own judgments. Also I find music videos slightly discomfiting. They occupy both sight and sound and seem to overcome me whether I even like the song or not. For Example, last night I watched the music video “Grills” and was agog the entire time. I tell you when MTV finds a way to make smell come from a television, we are all in danger! Lol. Good luck and good wishes.

itsallfun1957 59M

1/3/2006 4:54 pm

Hey. A belated Happy New Years to you.>>>itsallfun1957

rm_ajax1954 62M
1 post
1/6/2006 2:24 pm

Every so many generations there is a resessive gene that occurs in humans.So too with music.You've probably also noticed that a large percentage is derived from older songs with some sort of modifications to render it unrecognisable, to newer generations of the "pop" culture.This is what passes for creativity.
As we become more and more jaded in our tastes,the youth must find more provicative ways to show their displeasure in their upbringing (some were even FORCED to WALK to school).
Its all for attention. So, hold on, this too shall pass. My only concern is that with the exception of a few like Creed, there will be a lacking of anything new or worth listening to in the future. I just can't see myself dancing to Good Charlotte at my daughters wedding.
PS The Bouys? Your a sick woman.

rm_morefutility 37F
175 posts
1/9/2006 7:07 pm

The bouys??? This makes me a sick woman? lol. I can't say I agree with you on the creed as I have generally found them a bit to genre for my tastes. I agree on most other points though.

purduedude84 33M
1 post
1/11/2006 7:00 pm

Yeah, stick with the classic rock

rm_sharksnsails 46M
738 posts
1/16/2006 12:44 am

I would have been in that camp too yall, about the classic rock, but my job (oil worker) has me all over the south, and let me tell you, that when I go into these strange little town down here in the south (and I am sure it is the same up north) I am hearing something amazing. Local bands that really rock. When you turn off that TV, and actually go out into the scene you will find loads of young tallent that will never make to MTV, because they don't fit the model MTV is looking for. Here are some for instances,
In Tyler Texas, check out Anime, Born2nothing, most all of Tyler metal right now is tight. Like Pantera Anthrax tight. with a bit of goth metal sound to it. tres cool.
Denton Tx, the Punk scene is booming up there, fast slippery punk, also turntablist are making a reappearance, and the metal scene is (has been) going strong check out the inferno on any concert night, and in particular battle nights. Also denton is seeing some wicked cool ska and jazz (would like to see the blues come back though)
Houston, check out Cardigans when in H town, also other local venues, houston bands tend to be technicaly very proficient even if thier sound is a bit dated.
Louisiana, these people play ziedico, and make it rock, also they take swamp foot tapping thump banjo music to places that only they would think of.
My only sadness is that I am off shore right now, and can't go out to hear more live bands.
So... before you write off modern music, go out and check it out, and don't forget to buy the CD, for some of the bands thats their only income.
Be well, glad to see you back Futility,

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
1/16/2006 7:22 pm

Happy New Year, morefutility!

I have not watched music videos since the mid nineties. I just don't watch that much television. Besides, I prefer to listen to music the old fashioned way for some reason.


sexualycharged2 41M/35F
7 posts
2/15/2006 12:57 am

i usually go farther back than the 70's , older the better& the more soul the better!

signed not a disco fan

SirMounts 102M

5/8/2006 2:05 am

I wish you would start blogging again, morefutility.
Because you write so very, very well. *smiling*

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